Wednesday, October 16

Sabati brings Gawai joy to Cheshire Home

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KUCHING: The Association of Wives of Ministers and Assistant Ministers of Sarawak (Sabati) celebrated Gawai Dayak with residents of Cheshire Home yesterday.

Led by Sabati president Puan Sri Datuk Jamilah Anu, the members had lunch with the residents before handing out goodies and pocket money.

“Sabati will carry out various activities for people with special needs and the elderly during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year, Gawai Dayak and Christmas.

“These activities are in our ongoing programme and we will rotate to include all kinds of special groups in our society,” Jamilah said.

For this year’s Gawai, Sabati scheduled three visits including SK Pendidikan Khas (Blind) where they celebrated with over 60 students on Wednesday and at Sarawak Blind Association today.

“For the coming Hari Raya, we will bring cheer to the handicapped from Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre, not forgetting the orphans,” she said.

Jamilah called on individuals and companies to take an active part in community service so more unfortunate people would benefit.

She announced a RM5,000 grant for the Cheshire Home to carry out its activities.

Also present at the event were Sabati deputy president Dato Sri Empiang Jabu, its secretary Datuk Dayang Morliah Datuk Awang Daud and executive committee members.